January 24, 1963
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Misses Mabel and Fleeta Lang have returned from New York where they attended the fashion showings of spring clothes and did the spring buying for Lang’s Dress Shoppe.
Work has been started on the straightening of the road at Dilley’s Mill by contractor Robert Hanna, of White Sulphur Springs. This will eliminate a narrow bridge in a curve and several bad curves in the road.
Two Pocahontas County boys are members of the “West Virginia Centennial Flight” now beginning their training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Dock K. Hollandsworth, of Droop, and Jerry N. Hollandsworth, of Hillsboro, enlisted and will train with the other 128 boys who make up this special group commemorating our state’s 100th birthday. A special ceremony was held on the Capitol steps in Charleston last Thursday.
WHEREAS, A distinctive gold-colored trout has been developed in the fish hatcheries of West Virginia and
WHEREAS, the aristocrat of Trouts has proven itself to be everything a fisherman desires – a fierce fighter in the water and a delicacy on the dining table; and
WHEREAS, this outstanding game fish is being stocked in quantity for the first time in West Virginia’s lakes and streams, especially for our State’s Centennial Celebration in 1963:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, William Wallace Barron, Governor of the State of West Virginia, do hereby proclaim that this remarkable trout, an exclusive product of West Virginia is officially named the West Virginia Centennial Golden Trout, and we invite all anglers, both in West Virginia and from other states, to test their skill with this proud and hard fighting fish during our Centennial year...
WE present our Centennial Golden Trout as a symbol of the many advantages available to the lovers of the great outdoors in West Virginia – known far and wide for its mountain grandeur, peaceful valleys, parks and forests and wonderful scenery.
More than 100 years ago, the discovery of gold attracted a great many people to California. We hope that our Centennial Golden Trout will attract a great many anglers to West Virginia to enjoy the thrill of catching this great fighting fish.
W. W. Barron, Governor
The good news comes from Kermit McKeever, chief of the Parks Division, Department of Natural Resources that, though the amount is small, some money has been made available to rehabilitate the track of the Cass Scenic Railroad and fix an engine and a few cars so that it can be in operation for this Centennial Year. It is planned to be ready for short runs of a few miles by June 20. Plans and estimates are being readied for a far reaching tourist complex to be considered by the Area Redevelopment in the near future.
The people of the Swago Methodist Church gave their pastor and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Clarence E. Pierson, and “Old -Fashioned Pounding” on Monday night, January 11.
Many nice gifts were presented to them. The evening was passed in singing and conversation.
Misses Carla and Sharla Gladwell were hostesses to seventy-five of their friends Saturday night from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. with a “Sweet Sixteen Dance” at the American Legion Hall in Marlinton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rehm, of Droop, a daughter
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walton, of Hillsboro, twins, a boy and a girl, named David Allen and Donna Irene
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick William Smith, of La Crosse, Virginia, a son, Frederick David
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Galford, of Marlinton, a son, Richard Wayne
Mrs. Icie Rhoda Hannah Gay, aged 73, of Marlinton; born at Slatyfork; the daughter of the late Sheldon and Martha Moore Hannah; Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Olevia Malcomb, aged 91, of Huntersville; the widow of Thomas C. Malcomb; the daughter of the late Jacob S. and Ann Maria Gay Moore; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Edward Calvin Eagle, aged 89, one of the oldest attorneys in West Virginia; born May 24, 1873 on Hills Creek; the son of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth Anderson Eagle.
Charles G. Tacy, aged 80 years and 20 days, of Cass; the son of the late Goerge and Caroline Galford Tacy.